Scheduled Game Control Panel


Playing a Scheduled Game

When you choose to play one or more scheduled games, the control panel (shown below) gives you quick
access to the schedule and current standings (including the wildcard standings), plus the details of
completed games (scores, starting pitchers, winning and losing pitchers, and so on) and any boxscores
and scoresheets that you have saved.

From this control panel, you can choose a single game to be played interactively, with you handling the
decisions for one or both teams. And you can choose to autoplay all or part of the schedule, with the
computer manager handling the decisions for both teams. As each of those autoplayed games is completed,
the standings are immediately updated.

The post-season tab shows the current status of the post season:

When your regular season has ended, you can use DMB's Organizer to select the teams that qualify for
post-season play and match those teams up in the first round series.

You don't need to have eight teams making the post season. If you have two divisions and no wildcard
teams, just leave the first-round slots empty and enter the division winners into the championship series.
If you have one division and no wildcards, go straight to the organization and enter the league champions

The image above shows how you set up the teams for post-season play. The various controls on this
form are greyed out because you cannot make changes to the setup for a post-season round once the
games for that round has started. Before the series starts, however, you can choose the teams and
how they match up, including which team gets the home field advantage in each round.

You can also specify the format for the series using a series of zeroes, ones and twos, where a
zero represents a travel day, a one indicates that the team with the home-field advantage is at home,
and a two indicates that the other team is at home. This tells the new post-season schedule generator
how many games to generate for each series and what pattern of home and road games is to be used.
If, for example, you have four first-round series to schedule, choose the command once and all of the
games for all four series are added to the schedule.

As each game is played or auto-played, DMB updates the display, saves the stats to the database,
and checks to see if the series has been clinched. If it has, any remaining series games are cancelled
and the winning team is automatically advanced to the next round.

Team and player stats are compiled separately for each round, so you can generate reports (team
stats, team totals, leader boards, game results and so on) for any round of the post-season.

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  • Jim Wheeler